Here we are, just a little more than halfway through August… and fall is definitely on the wind. Oh the days are still nice and warm, but the nights are getting cooler, with just the first little crispness of autumn. And in the garden…
The colours of the changing season are apparent. From left to right – Foxglove leaf, blooming Sedum, and golden Bleeding Heart foliage.
Still, we’ve got months of blooms ahead of us.
The roses always perk up as the high heat of summer begins to wane. It’s funny, most people think of roses in June, but in my experience, they are usually at their best in late summer.
The Susans and Coneflowers are just spectacular this year – a wonderful reward for a few years of patience as they filled out.
The sunflowers are only four feet high, but they are blooming and I’m getting a wonderful mix of flowers!
The purple Bee Balm has struggled a little bit this year, but it’s finally starting to get some decent blooms. And the purple Speedwell in the sidewalk garden is finally starting to bloom. Better late than never, I say!
The herbs I started from seed have also struggled, but these past few weeks have really seen the Basil perk up. Now I just have to find something to cook with them!
One of Mom’s friends gave her a pile of Cana Lily bulbs, and she gave most of them to me. I shared some with neighbour Krista, and both of us are getting pretty red blooms.
And last… maybe another week or more, and I’ll be enjoying big, juicy blackberries. I love mid-August!